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Found 15 results

  1. Hi, I was wondering if anyone could tell me what type of axe this is, era made, what it was used for, history behind it basically anything haha. This is not my trade and i could really use anyone's knowledge about this item. Thank you in advance
  2. Hi guys! So this is my first big project, I bought a cheap ball peen hammer and I'm slowly making it into a small hatchet. Since this is my first project its mostly a learning experience. Any and all suggestions are appreciated!
  3. Hi all, this my first axe/hatchet project. It is mild steel with a W2 bit. My forge welding skills are crap (especially in my gas forge) so I TIG welded the bit on after a failed attempt, thus the marks (I'm pretty new to that too). I kind of like it rustic anyway. I normalized once in ash and quenched once in warm water, then let the colour run back up the piece and cooled it again. Seems to work (no immediate chipping yet).
  4. Some throwers made out of old carpenters hammers. Each is different, as experimenting with shape- the one closest is my sons fav- he's 17 and was the striker and helper. Eyes were drifted bigger, trad hammer wedge - next set i make will be tapered eyes like a pick axe/ regular hawk. Rudimentary heat treat in oil from critical, tempered by heating eye till the edge was brown- not very hard a file will bite but still hard enough to resist a bit of misuse. The short handle is from old hammer and the other 2 were the bar from a closet. Rasped, hand sand, fire and oil finish G
  5. Here is a wrench axe I made for my brother for a Christmas gift. He specifically wanted it to be a made from a wrench. He came across a you tube video of the one Miller Knives posted and thought it was cool but I thought I would do something a little more different. I then searched and found the largest wrench I could find on Ebay. I do need to get the Axe back to maybe doing a leather wrap handle and perhaps even a sheath. It weighs about 5 pounds and the cutting edge is 6 inches. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks.
  6. Finally after staring at a 2" x 1.5" x 1" piece of mild steel for 3-4 months I decided to heat it and see if i could make a small bearded hatchet. the body is 1018, the bit is 5160. Oil quenched and then normalized. Many thanks to Steve Sells, Basher, KY BOY, and Matthew Paul for their combined knowledge and inspiration. Thanks for the pics and posts guys!!
  7. Ok so this is my first attempt at forging a small axe. Some friends of mine have recently taken up the hobby of axe throwing and everyone there uses these off the shelf home depot hatchets. So I wanted my friends to stand out a little bit. This was made using a bell pien hammer head. I forged out the whole thing by hand although I wish I had a press for the end even just to make the thing a little easier to hold onto with my tongs. I had to start out by holding the piece through the eye and started working out the axe and of it. This was definitely a mistake as I just couldn’t get a decent gri
  8. Hello, I Forge Iron community! So happy to join! I have a few questions, as I'm new to forging axes (but utterly obsessed). 1. I am considering a project where I pattern weld some coil spring steel together to use as a carbon insert tip for folded hawks. As long as my welds are solid (I know, I know. Easier said than done, right?) I shouldn't have any trouble with splitting or anything, right? I'm hoping to be able to see the pattern welded layers on the tip of the hawk. I think I've seen this before? 2. I'm all about recycling and upcycling steel. Generally, are lawn mower blades
  9. I found this in my moms garage. It was badly rusted so I soaked in vinegar for about a week. I had the intention of resetting the bevel and using it as a hatchet, but I notice the eye is shaped for a hammer handle and the hammer face is flat like a forging hammer. I wonder if it could be better used as a hot cutting tool? here's more pics. Let me know what you think. Not sure what type of steel it is.
  10. rthibeau

    Moony photo

    From the album: Tools and Stuff

    Hatchet by Glenn Moon, pattern welded from an old file and 1040.
  11. I made these recently. They're for my boss who kindly traded me some used iPhones. The smaller one was and old hatchet that I did cheat a bit on but the larger of them was made from a solid rectangle 7/8x2x6 1/2 ". Punched the eye and welded the bit :) the small one got rusty already which I know there are preventive measure for....
  12. Managed to sneak in some shop time yesterday. Mokume book marker for a religious friend Side jaw tongs. Not fancy, but they worked well for the wrap and weld hatchet I made with a farriers rasp. All in all a great afternoon for me!
  13. Hey Guys, today Henrick and I forged our first rail road spike tomahawk. It has a welded-in cutting edge from coil spring steel. It is hardened and tempered. It has some welding failuirs in the blade but it holds firmly and has a very sharp cutting edge. Bare with us, as I said this was the first tomahawk he and I made. Take it easy guys! - Daniel
  14. This is actually my first forge project I've ever done. It is a hatchet made from a 5160 Leaf Spring. With my current tools, I couldn't really obtain a very smooth forge finish, so please excuse its roughness. I also understand that because the blade is not directly center with the eye, that there will be balance issues. Since I have such little experience, I did not want to attempt a forge weld. Feel free to critique. I am very close to being ready to heat treat it, but I have some questions. First, I'll list my currently available quenchants. I have water, brine solution, dish soap sol
  15. Does anyone know of a person/s near Las Vegas, NV who is willing to teach a group of Varsity Scouts (14-15yr olds) how to make a hatchet? Our Varsity Team is focusing on Frontiersman skills the 1st quarter of this year and would like to make a hatchet for a project.
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